will be a total disaster for the united states of america. if with his unemployment, his deficits, his problems, he can get reelected can you imagine how radical he would be in a second term. >> reporter: despite the former house speaker's win in the south carolina primary last week, gingrich is trailing mitt romney by a wide margin in some polls. romney spent some of his time today attacking gingrich during his appearance in florida, he brought up gingrich's report in the house of representatives. >> the speaker had one chance to lead our party in 1994, he came in and after four years, he had to resign in disgrace. and he did not serve our party. by the way, at the time he had left the speakership, his approval rating was 18%. it did not work out so well.